Steering Committee Meeting Report on Urban Governance and City Transformation

Date: 27 February 2018 Location: Nairobi, Kenya Forum Focus: Urban Governance and City Transformation The Urban Governance and City Transformation breakfast meeting organised by the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR)  in association with Pamoja Trust was held on 27 February 2018 to share emerging evidence and findings pertaining to the Social Dimension of […]

Utafiti Sera (Research-Policy Community) in Kenya Report

The final report of the Centre for African Bio-Entrepreneurship (CABE) is on implementation and reflections of activities of Utafiti Sera in Kenya. The overarching long-term outcome of Utafiti Sera is uptake of research evidence as seen in the design of national policies, thus, setting agenda for national debates, and changes in employment policies and programme […]

Research-Policy Community (Utafiti Sera)on social protection in Kenya Report

The African Institute for Health and Development (AIHD) signed an agreement with the Partnership of Social and Governance Research (PASGR) to host Kenya’s “Research-policy community (Utafiti Sera) on social protection in Kenya” project. The project was launched in a forum that was organized by PASGR and Knowledge Platform on Inclusive Development (INCLUDE) on May 13, […]

Uganda Martyrs University receives books for MRPP

On the 2nd of May 2018, the Dean, School of Arts and Social Sciences Prof. Ngabirano Maximiano together with the Head of Department, Good Governance and Peace Studies, Dr Musinguzi Denis handed over 54 books to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Michael Mawa representing the management of Uganda Martyrs University, as a donation from PASGR (Partnership […]

Call for submissions to develop PASGR’s Strategic Plan for 2018-2022

Download EOI-PASGR Strategy Document 2018-2022 (PDF) Between 2014 and 2018, PASGR’s institutional directions, vision, mission, programmes and activities were guided by its strategic plan “Public Policy: 2014-2018 Strategic Plan” (see for PDF version). As we approach the closing stages of the current strategic plan period, we would like to review the 2014-2018 plan and prepare […]

Interrogating Decentralisation in Africa

In 2016, several instructors in the PASGR Advanced Research Design and Policy Oriented Research Professional Development and Training programme undertook a joint research project. The idea was to ground what they teach participants on the practical application of various methods in research. The instructors identified a common problem in Africa and applied their expertise to […]

Recognise informal waste pickers to avoid future disasters like Koshe

In the fifth and final blog in a series on Interrogating Decentralisation in Africa, Kassa Teshager Alemu – assistant professor at the Ethiopian Civil Service University – uses his research on the role of informal actors in Addis Ababa’s solid waste management system to reflect on the recent Koshe landslide and how a similar disaster […]

Staff Quality for Expanded Service Delivery in Ghana’s District Assemblies

In this blog, the fourth in a series on Interrogating Decentralisation in Africa, Daniel Doh investigates the impact of staff motivation and competence levels within local government on the quality of service delivery in Ghana’s district assemblies Kejetia Market, Ghana. Image credit: Nyani Quarmyne/Panos Decentralisation in Ghana One of the most discussed and acted upon […]

Decentralising maternal healthcare in Kenya: who’s happy and who’s not

In this blog, the third in a series on Interrogating Decentralisation in Africa, researchers from Kenya dramatize – through Kenyan storytelling – their recent study on citizens’ perceptions of the impact of decentralisation on healthcare in Kenya. The characters in the story are fictitious. Photo: Availability of ambulances at sub-County level has not only translated […]